March 27th, 2014
Students and their families are invited to a Family Science Night at the school. Engineering Science Quest, from the University of Waterloo, will offer small-group workshops in several classrooms and a variety of interactive activities in the gym. Children and their parents will have the opportunity to experience hands-on science and engineering, and get excited about learning together!
Classroom workshops will take about 40 minutes each and include the following activities for all ages:
o Crash Cars – Working as mechanical engineers, students will design, build and test their own crash car that must safely carry a water ballon passenger in a high impact collision!
o Enginuity – How creative can you be as an engineer? Students will have to design and build a device that can transport marbles from one destination to another as fast as possible!
o Floating Cities – Students will design a structure that is capable of being maintained on water, instead of land. Can your city survive?
o Squishy Circuits – Learn about electricity by building special circuits! Instead of using metal wires, we use playdough!
o Kaleidoscopes – Learn about light, colour and mirrors while building your own Kaleidoscope to take home!
o Brain Blaster – Students will design helmets to protect their model brains, and then subject them to impact testing! Can you prevent a concussion?
Empire Public School
Wednesday April 16
6 – 7:40 pm